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Re: A FrontEnd in C++?
On Mon, 2002-08-19 at 04:02, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> Based on the number of problems we have encountered with the Ada front
> end compared to the others, I think that as a matter of project policy
> writing front ends in any language other than C should be discouraged.
I disagree. If anything, I would encourage languages *other* than C for
writing front ends. Use the right language for the problem at hand.
C is such a barbaric language for writing compilers. Too bad we have to
cater to the lowest common denominator.